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True Horror Stories
American Horror Story: Coven premiered last night and was just as disturbing as the past two seasons. It mesmerized viewers with its repugnance and evil charm. This show has a way of making perturbing scenes captivating, as unsettling as that may seem. Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have perhaps made one of the most disturbing yet intriguing shows of this time.
The first season, retitled American Horror Story: Murder House, follows a family as they experience being haunted by the past occupants of the house. It may seem like a cliché scenario, but with the countless twisted turns you will be consumed into the show. By the end of the season it will haunt your dreams.
The second season is a completely different storyline. It ditches the haunted house theme but keeps all the same actors/actresses. It is set in the 1960s in an insane asylum. It’s full of medical experimentation, religious hypocrisy, serial killers, the devil, aliens, and more. It seems as though they stuck every warped idea into this season.
The current season is all about witchcraft, titled American Horror Story: Coven. This season also keeps the past actors/actresses onboard. Opening up in 1834 with a true American horror story: slavery. Madame LaLaurie, played by the Tony Award nomination Kathy Bates, is seen viciously torturing her slaves and enjoying it. It then cuts to present day New Orleans, where the viewer is lead to believe there are witches among us. With in the hour and twelve minutes it was on, I could not leave my couch. It was full of the creepiest scenes thus far on this show.
If you haven’t watched American Horror Story don’t fret, season one is on Netflix and season two is soon to follow. If you can handle stomach-turning, nauseating scenes this show is for you.